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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:06 pm 
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Be sure to keep us updated with pics/vids when you get it out this weekend. Nice to see that hard work finaly paid off :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:34 pm 
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All that hard work over the last few years to get everything perfect and you put your tire on backwards? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


My tires are put the same way. Some unidirectional treads have better dry traction when used backwards.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:14 pm 
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Finally, here it is... :)

The answer of two obvious questions is:

No, I'm not sponsored
I did choose this paint just because I think it looks good

But I must confess that I work with Caterpillar machines all day ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 2:23 pm 
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Amazing job !!! Looks fabulous. Congratulations.

Just one question: You used an aftermarket aluminum crank pulley. Does it have a harmonic balancer/damper ?

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wow looks great now we need some vids and please all that money buy a steering wheel :D

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:06 pm 
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I did choose this paint just because I think it looks good



Not a way I would have thought up but I must say its uniqueness does make it appealing. Looks great!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:26 pm 
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Definately lovely. :thumbsup:


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Looks good. Awesome job. Are you planning an tweaks with the interior, like say carbon fiber door panels?

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Whahaha! that paint job =).

Those fenders are actually a great way of dealing with the wide rear axle :huh:.


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Bravo! :clap: The Touring Car Look...I like it! Very nice interior...clean and simple. Still can't wait to hear the car and see it in action!

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Finnaly done... Congrats!

We're expecting a few movies... And couple of more pics... :D

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:07 pm 
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It's done :)

She handeled pretty good at the track, I just need to solve a problem with over steering.

The sad thing is that the engine suddenly start to make a not so beautiful noice. The rod bearings may have failed.

We'll check it out as soon as possible.


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runbag wrote:
It's done :)

She handeled pretty good at the track, I just need to solve a problem with over steering.

The sad thing is that the engine suddenly start to make a not so beautiful noice. The rod bearings may have failed.

We'll check it out as soon as possible.


I'm very sorry to hear of the unwelcomed noise. If its a bearing failure, it could be due to oil surging. I'm not sure what type of oil pick-up and sump you're using... but if its related, may I suggest a Suzuki Sumari oil pick up and sump. Please keep us posted.

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The oil was drained, and it did look really good. Oil pan was removed, and all bearings checked. No problem there either.

But we did find what caused that hammering sound. The flywheel was all lose. I will have the tranny removed tomorrow, and just hope that there is no damage at the flywheel or crank.


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Great news of the simple loose bolts. I hope it's a simple repair for you, because there are many of us waiting to hear, and see (more pics please) on how your further testing, and racing goes. Thanks for the 7 years of updates, and i hope your enjoying the results of all your hard work. It must feel great to slide behind the wheel and turn the key!

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Mate what a job,well done and what a great result!
cheers steve.
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The oil was drained, and it did look really good. Oil pan was removed, and all bearings checked. No problem there either.

But we did find what caused that hammering sound. The flywheel was all lose. I will have the tranny removed tomorrow, and just hope that there is no damage at the flywheel or crank.


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The flywheel was all lose


Caaarlo wrote:
You used an aftermarket aluminum crank pulley. Does it have a harmonic balancer/damper ?


The absence of a harmonic balancer could be an important source of vibration that might loosen the flywheel bolts and kill your bearings.

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runbag wrote:
... I just need to solve a problem with over steering......


Good luck with that one...


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Caaarlo:

You may have a point there, but haveing everything apart now, the reason why the bolts have loosened is pretty obvious.

The material of the new flywheel seems to be a little bit to soft, so the bolts have dug into the flywheel.

The surfaces at the crank and the flywheel was a little bit damaged, so that needs to be taken care of in first place. We will also apply two guiding pins to help keeping the flywheel in position. Last, we will make a washer in some very hard material to get rid of the bolts diggin into the flywheel. That washer will be made like a shim just like the bolt circle.


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Anyway, I would definitely instal a suzuki pulley with the balancer built in, and then make some larger pulleys for the alternator and pump.

There's too much time and money invested in that engine. Not having a balancer is nonsense.

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Anyway, I would definitely instal a suzuki pulley with the balancer built in, and then make some larger pulleys for the alternator and pump.

There's too much time and money invested in that engine. Not having a balancer is nonsense.



Point taken.. I will check the wich options I have.


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Regarding a balancer, you may want to find a small fluid damper that was used on some rotax snowmobile engines. It can be machined to bolt up to your alloy pulley quite nicely....and it's not that heavy. I can take some dimensions and pics of one if you're interested.
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Caaarlo wrote:
The absence of a harmonic balancer could be an important source of vibration that might loosen the flywheel bolts and kill your bearings.


why does nobody else have this problem? cultus engines came with no balancer :huh: , everyone I know with aluminum pulleys and flywheel have no issue... :huh:

I know what's involved in the theory, but on G13B engines? never seen this issue so far...

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